Boston College senior running back Andre Williams has been invited to the 2013 Heisman Trophy presentation in New York City on Saturday as a finalist for the award.
Williams becomes the first Boston College Eagle since Doug Flutie in 1984 to be named a finalist. Notably, this is also the second time that there have been six finalists for the trophy.
Andre Williams finished the 2013 regular season having amassed a school and conference record 2,102 rushing yards, having one of the best individual rushing seasons in college football history.
The full list of six is as follows:
• Jameis Winston, Florida State
• Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
• Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
• Tre Mason, Auburn
• A.J. McCarron, Alabama
• Andre Williams, Boston College
This is a tremendous personal achievement for Williams and a high honor. He is a fine running back and an even better representative of Boston College, handling himself with dignity, class, and humility. There are few more deserving of this nomination than him.
For Boston College football, this is also a revelation. Having a Heisman Trophy finalist helps raise the profile of the program and speaks well of the improvements made by Steve Addazio and company this season. With any luck, this achievement could also help boost recruits’ attention to Boston College. Regardless of what happens on Saturday, Williams has had an unforgettable year.
Congratulations once again to Andre Williams.